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feel a glow of happiness

 and feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
See also: feel, glow, of

glow with something

1. Lit. [for something] to put out light, usually because of high heat. The embers glowed with the remains of the fire. The last of the coals still glowed with fire.
2. Fig. [for someone's face, eyes, etc.] to display some quality, such as pride, pleasure, rage, health. Her healthy face glowed with pride. Her eyes glowed with a towering rage.
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have (got) a glow on

Fig. to be intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Fixed order.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won't want another drink. Jed had a glow on and was acting silly.
See also: glow, have

in glowing terms

Fig. using words of praise; using complimentary expressions. The college president described his accomplishments in glowing terms and awarded him with an honorary degree.
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n. a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.

glow worm

n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (From glow.) Gary came out of the bar and tripped over a napping glow worm near the entrance to the alley.
See also: glow, worm

have a glow on

tv. to be alcohol intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Have got can replace have.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won’t want another drink.
See also: glow, have
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A) All creatures glow under ultraviolet light, and now scientists have discovered why.
It's been five fantastic years since I created GLOW and I'm genuinely thrilled that so many people are wearing the fresh, sexy scent.
Head says that in the more distant future, research might even develop similar photoproteins that glow when encountering more-complex molecules vital to biological processes.
With Brightec, users can print full color images that look like they are printed on regular photo paper, yet glow at night, in full detail after exposure to just a few minutes of light, creating a stunning backlit effect.
To the team's surprise, however, the blue glow intensified.
The glow comes from the effect UV light has on chemicals in the pins, balls, and lanes.
The abundance of light-generating microbes in the diet of upper-ocean animals gives this fecal rain its gentle glow.
This is the first use of our breakthrough glow coating and digital imaging technology for outdoors.
For more than 100 years, scientists have recognized that the shark's underside glows in the dark.
Even with the overwhelming success of our original Lick 'em Lights launched in 2002, we've been working hard to enhance our unique premium popsicle to provide more glow for money," says Chris Clark, Vice President of Marketing for Tulsa-based Poppin Glows.
In contrast, Lin's original green-blooded fish are already grandparents of fish whose blood also glows.
At night, it glows softly and emits bright flashes from time to time.
Supernova shock waves heat the normally invisible interstellar medium, cooking it until it glows at visible-light temperatures of up to several hundred thousand kelvins.
In blue light, fluorescein typically glows yellow-green; when it gets close to rhodamine, however, it transfers its energy.
After etching, unoxidized silicon glows with a wide range of colors and looks red.